ROAD TRIP IN DEVON & CORNWALL. PART 2 – the most southerly & westerly points, great coffee and engine houses

ROAD TRIP IN DEVON & CORNWALL. PART 2 – the most southerly & westerly points, great coffee and engine houses

Day 2 - Porthleven, Lizard Point, Kynance Cove, The Minack Theatre, The Land's End & Crowns Engine Houses. Our first night in Cornwall we spent in St Ives, as usual we stayed in Airbnb. I always find them to be much better value than hotels especially in the UK. Anyway, the first day was pretty long [...]

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Road trip in Devon & Cornwall. Part 1 – Exeter, Okehampton Castle & The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Road trip in Devon & Cornwall. Part 1 – Exeter, Okehampton Castle & The Lost Gardens of Heligan

If you have seen my previous post, you will know that in April we have finally travelled to Devon and Cornwall. It has been on my bucket list for long now. We drove to Exeter on Thursday night and stayed in a lovely hotel just on the outskirts of Exeter - The St George and [...]

Audley End House and Gardens – English Heritage Site

Audley End House and Gardens – English Heritage Site

I remember being a teenager and my dad (whom I get my love for history from) dragging us around all sorts of castles and ruins around Latvia. Pretty sure there are still photos of me looking incredibly grumpy. So it is pretty ironic that in April we have signed up for membership with English Heritage [...]

Chelsea Physic Garden – London’s oldest botanical garden

Chelsea Physic Garden – London’s oldest botanical garden

My series of small blog post about my favourite hidden places in London. This year we are really trying to walk more and one of the ways we are getting more steps in is by strolling from one side of London to the other...A few Sundays back we walked from Tufnell Park all way down [...]

Visiting the Geffrye Museum in London and Christmas Past – Connecting the London Dots

Visiting the Geffrye Museum in London and Christmas Past – Connecting the London Dots

One of my absolute favourite museums in London is a bit of a hidden gem, it is the Geffrye Museum. Museum dedicated to living rooms of London through the last four centuries. Walking around it, you get a feeling that you are peeking through a peephole. I have been there before a few hours back, [...]